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mother. who spent time in jail for abusing him. troubling for the defense, the dramatic blisters on jeffrey pyne's hands. disturbing photos that jurors have seen over and over again. pyne maintains he got the blisters throwing a wooden pallet at his job. freeman spoke of jeffrey's fear for his 12-year-old sister being alone in the house with his mother. a fear she shared with jeffrey. >> i did not think it was a good idea for julia to ever be alone with ruth in the house. >> reporter: defense attorneys maintain jeffrey was not involved in any way with his mother's murder. claiming a stranger or strangers likely attacked ruth pyne on that may day in 2011. for "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. >> okay. >>> let's get more from our legal team, nancy grace, dan abrams, our legal analyst. dan, let me begin with you. the ex-girlfriend, a prosecution witness. and establishes grounds for a motive. and can create sympathy for the defense. >> she is doing what the prosecution wanted, which is to lay the groundwork for their motive, which is this is a mother who is out
of that. one thing they could do is strike down the federal law, the defense of marriage act, which says for federal purposes, tax benefits, access to people in hospitals, marriage is only between a man and a woman. they could just strike down that one and leave the rest up to the states. >> there's a whole range they could do. are the justices in any way influenced by the changing public opinion on this issue? we've seen a dramatic shift in favor of gay marriage. >> reporter: that's the most interesting question in this case, dan. ten years ago, the supreme court would have decided this one way, probably unanimously or close to that. ten years from now, it will go the other direction. we're right at the hinge of history on this issue. does the supreme court crystallize what seems to be this emerging consensus, as you point out? or as conservatives should do, yelling stop. the court has this really interesting moment in which to decide one of the most controversial issues we are discussing today. >> at the hinge of history. a lovely phrase. terry moran, anchor of "nightline," who anchore
is the continuing clear concern of u.s. officials about syria's chemical weapons. the defense secretary, leon panetta, saying there is no question that the syrian regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. that concern, coming from intelligence reports that syrian military has put precursors for the deadly nerve agent sarin in bombs. although those bombs have not been loaded on to warplanes. hillary clinton is also urgently working the diplomatic front to try to bring this nearly two-year conflict to an end. but there's more focus on what the u.s. would do if the syrian regime did use chemical weapons on opposition forces. there's no good military option. you don't want to bomb chemical sites. and a ground operation could take 75,000 troops. josh? >> scenarios no one wants to see come to pass. martha, thanks for that. >>> we're following a developing story in northern ireland. a possible bomb plot targeting secretary of state hillary clinton who is visiting today. police there are questioning four suspected i.r.a. members after they were found carrying explosives in their ca
, secretary of state, secretary of defense, cia director. he wants to unveil it all at the same time, a new national security team. >> thank you, jake. >>> now to the second straight sunday, tragedy overshadowing an nfl game. the dallas cowboys taking the field with heavy hearts the day after player died in a horrific car crash caused by his teammate driving drunk. john schriffen has the story. >> reporter: a silent josh brent walked out of jail. he's charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of his dallas cowboys teammate and roommate, jerry brown jr. >> he said my best friend died. you can't get tirgt than those two. >> reporter: the car they were in hit a curb, flipped and kaugtd fire, killing brown. brent admitted to drinking at a club that evening and smelled of alcohol. an emotion gnat cowboys team beat the cincinnati bengals. teammates holing up brown's jersey after the game. >> football is very different than life. we lost a 25-year-old young man who had his whole life in front of him. >> reporter: his death is the second in the nfl in as many weeks. on december 1st, polic
's aerospace defense command, norad, confirms it was a long-range galaxy 3 rocket, like this one. the most powerful the nation has ever launched. and a major step in its weapons program. >> what the north koreans have done with this launch is demonstrate the technological capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile, a long way. potentially threatening the west coast of the united states. >> reporter: the three-stage rocket was able to launch an object into low-level orbit. the north koreans say it was a satellite. but the u.s. believes it was merely testing the capability to carry a warhead. until now, north korea has attempted but failed four launches. abc's gloria riviera was in south korea overnight when the announcement was made. >> here, news of the rocket launch broke with urgent news bulletins. that south koreans got on their cell phones. it touched a raw nerve. one man told us, he thinks the north koreans should be exiled from earth. the two countries are still, after all, officially at war. >> reporter: this morning, international response condemning the launch is u
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